51. A rare Sinhalese game board ‘mancala’ . This board came with a note that reads “This is a Mancala game board made by crew member of the ship HMS Aboukir (1807)” The British Museum has several comparable examples from the 19th century. The board appears to have been in a fire at some point (see pictures) Dark used patina.
Sri Lanka, 19th century.
34cm x 22cm x 8cm.
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